My fashionistas, surely everyone has been strutting around in coats of blush, cherry blossom, dawn, powder puff and baby’s bottom? Yes! It’s all about the sugary pastel-toned coat this season, putting an alternative spin on classic autumn/winter looks.
I am not a sucker for a trend. For me, coats are the one type of clothing that everyone accepts should be expensive and classic in design. Even people who gasp in horror at outfits or any fashion accessories that cost more than £50 will unblinkingly pay over £200 for a coat, because a coat is something that needs to be good quality: it needs to be warm, it ideally should be waterproof and it needs to withstand daily wear. Ergo, expenditure is acceptable. So, ideally your (expensive) coat should be of the design or a color that can be worn everyday. No one over the age of fifteen wants to wear a pink coat every day, if at all. That’s how impractical and girly it is! But it is really strange that every single fashion magazine has written about the Pink coat trend on every single page this year. The reason fashion magazines have been excited over pink coats is because various high-end designers all made pink coats this season after seeing them a hit on the runways. Now, this kind of serendipitous conformity among designers does nothing to enlighten me of my belief that what we call “trends” are actually “evil traps planted by designers who scheme together ahead of time to make similar colors and clothes to convince the public that in order to look up to date we need to buy their creations.” And when the trend that season is a pink coat, that pretty much puts the wax seal on my suspicion. Wait!
Undoubtedly, a Pink coat has been the most hyped-up piece of the season – and the high street has embraced the pink coat wholeheartedly with tonnes of versions to choose from. So, why not wear it? Hmm, before I was beginning to feel a little foolish for not buying a pink coat in this winter, I thought that instead of pretending to be one of the canny consumers who snapped up everything not-commonly seen every woman wearing on the street and making myself believe that you are not a fashion victim but a first adopter. So, opting for this shell pink number is perfect for keying into the trend. With long zip front details and broad collars, there is visibly a spring in my step every time I slip this on! This looks fabulous against a grey sky and as seen here, worked with all my regular looks – ankle boots, berets and sheer tights.
So if you’re in the market for a new winter coat, why not think pink this season?
Location: (Where I live) Neighbourhood in Wembley, London
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